As you know, my experience has taught me to plan for the worst and make it the best. You may not be interested in a Tiny House Lifestyle, by choice, as your primary home. But, with so many ways to loose your home, I feel it's just plain smart to have a back up home that gives you bliss. Enjoy videos & links to galleries of some tiny houses that give their owners home security for their future, while adding appeal and function to their stationary home, of today. There's even a tiny house hotel to try out tiny living, before you decide to design. Also, what I have no examples of, yet, but what you can do, once I show you how to design, is build complementary /tiny house components to a larger home. You would combine, in stages, designed components to match up, opening one to another, and lightly attach them, so that when & if you decide you have to or want to downsize, you can simply sell those home components extra to your needs, and keep on the lot, or drive away the base home that provides your new or retirement needs and desires. How good is that ?
This bachelor was living in the country, in his family's home with his mother. But you know how that goes--good to be close, but not good to be so close your "in eachother's hair." So with a few bucks he bought an old school bus and converted it to his bachelor pad. His solar panel with one battery is enough to keep his teensy refrigerator on during the day, and LED lights going at night. He grew up improvising, for lack of money, so he continued that tradition and turned natural found wood into a table, shelf and accessories, stumps into stools. Now, he can go to his mom's house for hot showers and home cooking, and move in to the big house when she has passed.
Pinterest has designed a lovely variety of whimsical back yard "spare rooms." Many of these could be built on wheels and, although not designed for ...
heavy travel, could definitely be relocated easily if the need arose. These homes are great, also, as a vacation home, if your primary home is an apartment or condo. See the sweet options for adding a classy "Plan B" Garden House to your plan of securing a future home, against changing conditions, and income.
Here is a lovely 2 story, extra wide tiny house, with wheels concealed in the "sub-flooring," and complete with roof garden. Owners have chosen to live in the "open range, " for now, but that availability could change. All they would need to relocate would be an "oversize load" permit to take it on the open road, and to plan a path free of bridges and overpasses too low to accommodate their height.
This gentleman retired to help his wife whose health was failing and confined to a bed. He needed something to do to occupy his non-caretaking time, so he went to an old love of woodworking projects in his garage. So that he could get engrossed in more involved projects, he purchased a baby monitor to listen to his wife's needs in the house and expanded his "bliss." Then he came across Tiny Houses and started to experiment. Now, he has a unique camper for adventures & get-aways. Read more:
Try Tiny on for Size in this unique Tiny House Hotel. "Caravan" is a one-of-a-kind, boutique hotel located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon. Caravan is an urban oasis where travelers from around the world can experience what it’s like to stay in a beautiful, custom-built tiny house. Caravan is the first Tiny House Hotel in the United States and is located in NE Portland in the popular and funky Alberta Arts District. Our tiny houses are built on trailers with wheels and range in size from 100-200 square feet. They are all self contained and different models will sleep one to 4 guests. For more information:
This is a "Plan B" in reverse. The "Chicken Coop" home was built first, and provided shelter and home while building the "Big House," which, then, became the family home. One of the children fondly remembers back to 1974 when this family built their tiny house (on wheels) in the mountains of Colorodo for themselves and 2 children. Then they moved in and started working on the "Big House," and the original home became the Chicken Coop. This can be done today on your own lot, wherever you wish to live. You can live Big and Spacious with a Tiny Home as the seed as well as a refuge, if it ever became necessary or desirable to down-size. Again, See and read more:
Build one of these Garden Play Houses (or guest house) on wheels and you have an excellent addition to your full size stationary home which the kids will absolutely love, and/or a guest house for company. They can also become the inexpensive core of a tiny "Plan B," if the worst happened. Simply add utilities and pull it to your next site, and have a comfy home as you plan your next stationary home. Or enjoy the tiny life when the kids are grown. Sell the house that has become too big for the two of you, and let that money provide the seeds for abundant retirement living on your reduced retirement income. Check out these Garden Homes.
When the economy crashed and Jaclyn was being forced from her home due to foreclosure, she knew she wanted more than just a roof over her head. She wanted to travel, and have adventures, but didn't want to live in an RV. She wanted her home to be soul inspiring and nurturing, but needed to create it on a shoe-string budget. So, with minimal funds and a little help from her friends, she built her tiny traveling sanctuary.
In this blog, you'll find the story of Jaclyn's journey from foreclosure to Living Large, Tiny in her Gypsy Island Sanctuary.
Go here for her story.
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